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Hey guys and girls, I’m Ivo, a passionate car enthusiast with a particular weakness for rear-wheel-drive and stick-shift gearbox cars. Meanwhile, I don’t mind getting my hands dirty – I have experience as a Certified Head of Service at a Toyota Dealership, and knowledge that I wish to share with you.

What is a Downpipe? | Tuning 101

Car Downpipe

Turbocharging is perhaps the most critical development for tuners. Now, sure, naturally-aspirated engines still have some cult following, especially among purists. However, forced induction systems are still one of the easiest ways to significantly increase the power produced by an engine. Well, ok, maybe not the easiest, but you get …

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What is a Blow-Off Valve? | Tuning 101

Blow-Off Valve

One of the most discussed components in the tuning scene is undoubtedly turbochargers. And, the reason for that is very straightforward – the more boost you have, the faster you go. The problem with boost is that it can also create various issues when calibrated incorrectly. Increasing the air pressure …

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Bad PCV Valve: Most Common Symptoms And Fixes

Bad PCV valve symptoms diagram

Modern internal combustion engines are true engineering marvels. It’s very likely that in the future, we will look down at them as one of the most ingenious inventions of humankind. Despite the fact that internal combustion engines had humble beginnings, today, it’s one of the most complex pieces of equipment …

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EVAP System Leak: What Is It and How to Detect One?

EVAP System

An EVAP (Evaporative Emission Control System) leak is an issue that might not seem like a big deal the first time it happens. Even with a leak, you will still be able to drive your car without any significant consequences. Well, at least that’s how it looks on the outside. …

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What is the EVAP System and How Does it Work?

Automotive evap system

Modern vehicles contain many systems that take care of things you didn’t even know existed. Take the EVAP (Evaporative Emission Control System), for example. Aside from experienced mechanics, most people have no idea what the EVAP system does and how it works. And even if you know what it does, …

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Canister Purge Valve: What It Does And Why It Matters

Canister purge valve schematic

When talking about automotive emissions harmful to the environment, we’re mostly referring to the toxic fumes coming out of the tailpipe. However, cars using internal combustion engines can hurt the environment in many other ways. For example, the fuel we put in our vehicles can evaporate, ultimately polluting the air …

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Paul Walker’s Reaches Over $2.3 million at an Auction

Paul Walker is one of the most famous persons in the automotive world – petrolheads around the world are still grieving for his premature death. Starring in the Fast and Furious franchise, Paul made cars cool again. Thanks to his contribution, new car culture was born. People started tuning their …

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How to Change a Car Tire

Having a flat tire while on the road can be irritating, to say the least. Even worse, this seems to happen mostly when we’re out of urban areas, like when we’re going on a vacation. Luckily, though, with the right knowledge and tools, a flat tire is only a slight …

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Are Porsche 944’s Going Up In Value?

Unlike its Italian counterparts Ferrari and Lamborghini, Porsche always had a budget-oriented sports car in its lineup. Lightweight and well-engineered, these vehicles are still an attractive proposition for enthusiasts around the world. The Porsche 944 is an excellent example of that. Like its predecessors, Porsche designed this elegant coupe to …

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Self-Driving Cars Pros and Cons

reading in a self-driving vehicle

Self-driving cars are a hot topic in recent years, receiving praise and hate at the same time. Most people value the safety aspect of the technology, which is perhaps more important than anything else. However, not everybody is ready to let go of the steering wheel and switch to autonomous …

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